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Thomas Murray Derryberry

Criminal defense Attorney at San Bernardino, CA

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About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense

    20 years, 600 cases

  2. DUI and DWI

    20 years, 200 cases

I have a passion to help others!  I have a beautiful family!  My daughter Melinda is licensed to practice law in Oklahoma and Tennessee.  My mother is an attorney as well!   My wife enjoys helping others and is Self-Employed as a cosmotologist!


I  love sports! I guess it is the competition!  I also enjoy taking long walks and working out at the local Gym!

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This is my daughter Melinda's graduation from Memphis State School of Law in 2005.  Melinda made the third generation of attorneys in the family.  We make it our mission in life to fight for the rights of others.  Melinda is currently in Oklahoma.
Licensed for 20 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 12/01/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Law Offices Of Thomas Derryberry
198 No. Arrowhead Ave
San Bernardino, CA, 92408


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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney, Owner
  • Law Offices of Thomas M. Derryberry
  • 2002 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • Conflict Panel
  • 2007 - 2012


  • William Howard Taft University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • North Central Texas College
  • A.S.
  • 1975

Legal Cases

  • FSB1002045
  • Dismissed


  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Criminal Lawyer Coachella Valley
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Criminal Lawyer Coachella Valley
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2013
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell® honor of distinction.
  • 2012
  • Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono
  • California State Bar
  • 2005
  • Wiley W. Manuel, Pro Bono
  • California State Bar
  • 2004
  • Trial Advocy Completion Certificate
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (7)
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Unknown Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom cares about all of his clients. Tom is also highly intelligent. It is, therefore, no small wonder that his clients get solid results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has always demonstrated the highest ethical and skill levels. He is always prepared. He cares about his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Derryberry is an outstanding, compassionate and superior attorney. He will always take time to talk to clients and answer their questions thoroughly. He will look for every avenue of relief for his clients and advocate for them 'til the end. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. One of the best."
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